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Bug#396648: ITP: rt73 -- Linux device driver for Ralink RT73 a/b/g WLAN Card

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org>

* Package name    : rt73
  Upstream author : Paul Lin <paul_lin@ralinktech.com>
  Version         :
* URL             : http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Linux/RT73_Linux_STA_Drv1.0.3.6.tar.gz
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Linux device driver for Ralink RT73 a/b/g WLAN Card

I am the owner of USB-stick Wi-Fi network interface (Edimax EW-7318Ug). The
only working driver is Ralink RT73 original driver. I'd like to see this driver
in Debian distribution.

I want to provide rt73-source package which is compatible with
module-assistant. The resulting package (rt73-module-$VERSION) contains
rt73.ko driver. The driver loads firmware from separate file and has included
the blob with the default firmware if separate file is not available.

I think the driver can go to contrib with removed the blob from its sources
and with the firmware rt73.bin file can go to non-free as rt73-firmware package.

The rt73.bin file is marked as GPL. There is no real source code included but
this license implies that it is redistributable file at least as non-free.

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